Shari D. Leventhal is a member of the Firm’s Financial Services Group. Ms. Leventhal focuses her practice on regulatory enforcement matters, complex litigation, and external and internal investigations. She has substantial investigative and trial experience in matters involving anti-money laundering (AML) and economic sanctions compliance and enforcement, financial fraud, cross-border payments, cybersecurity, money laundering, and the FCPA.
Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell, Ms. Leventhal spent 18 years with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Legal Group where she most recently served as the Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President responsible for the Enforcement, Litigation, and Investigations Division. In that role, she represented the New York Fed in many complex enforcement and litigation matters. Ms. Leventhal was involved in numerous multi-agency, cross-border enforcement investigations and resolutions relating to violations of OFAC sanctions and the Bank Secrecy Act, money laundering, consumer compliance, the FX market, LIBOR, and balance sheet manipulation.
From 1992-1998, Ms. Leventhal served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Ms. Leventhal regularly lectures on bank regulation and enforcement, money laundering issues, financial crimes, cross-border payments, investigative techniques, and related matters to audiences from the American Banking Association, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve System, foreign central banks, trade associations, and international monetary authorities.
Ms. Leventhal is a member of the American Bar Association’s National White Collar Crime Section, the Eastern District Association, and the Federal Bar Council.